Stay beautifully naive, says exasperated PhD student

Doh Phd

This is one of those extremely honest and personal blog posts so be nice. And I’m writing it because I know SO MANY people who go through extremely similar stuff when studying but they are incredibly reluctant to discuss it publicly. Get a grip. Exhaustion and exasperation with . . . →

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Why are my boring essays better?

identical

It’s all getting on my nerves a bit.

Let’s take two essays I did. I LOVED one. The other was just this lukewarm thing that I just needed to get over with.

Which one was better according to my own personal and academic god and torturer? The second one.

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Don't underestimate the need for social media

Let's talk about it

I recently heard from a newspaper man that Twitter is definitely a fad but one which cannot be ignored. It kind of reminded me the old Nielsen study (back in April) which was much touted as a ‘twitter is a fad’ research (even though it was . . . →

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Working on a research proposal

City Lights Overkill Originally uploaded by Jörg Dickmann

Quick Note.

Getting my major themes together (and I work so much better when I can do lists)

THEMES for the literature review

CITY – infrastructure – community (association and disassociation & network capacity) – identity

Digital City . . . →

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What kind of scholar do you want to be?

Well, what kind of a question is that? The kind that your Final Year Project Tutor puts to you. Sue.

Sue is hilarious. I’ve watched her for 2 years now in our induction sessions at the start of the academic year. If she wasn’t in academia she should have been an actress. I like her. . . . →

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